May 24, 2021
Divine advent anniversary of Narashinga Deva, an avatara of Lord Vishnu.
Narashinga appeared at sunset on the twelfth day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakha (Vaishakha Shukla Chaturdashi).
alakṣito ‘gnau patitaḥ patańgamo
yathā nṛsiḿhaujasi so ‘suras tadā
na tad vicitraḿ khalu sattva-dhāmani
sva-tejasā yo nu purāpibat tamaḥ
“Like an insect rushing into fire, the demon [Hiranyakashipu] was engulfed in the radiance of the Man-Lion. This is not hard to understand, as the Lord is made of radiant purity that swallows darkness by it’s own light.” ~Srimad Bhagavatam VII:8:24 (tr. by Sw. Bhajanananda)
(Picture of living murti of Narashinga at Kali Mandir)